Ankara mood of dejection after FM’s US visit

The mood in Ankara was not a bright one in the aftermath of the meeting between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington, as it did not produce the results it anticipated, at least based on what is being discussed publicly. 

The Turkish delegation failed to get even a possible date for the purchase and modernization of the F-16 fighter jets.

According to reports, the Turks were already aware of the negative climate during the meeting between Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal and his American counterpart Victoria Nuland. Although the United States government said it has no objections to the F-16 issue, Turkey's objections to Sweden and Finland's NATO membership and differences on Syria are not helping to change the mood in Congress vis-a-vis Ankara and the F-16s.

Meanwhile, Athens does not see any...

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